Season 1, Episode 5: Cinnamon’s Wake
Directed by Michael Katleman, Written by Daniel Palladino
Air date: November 2nd, 2000
Cue the musical theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
More time with the Stars Hollow bunch, a cat’s funeral and the preludes to two new romantic subplots.
Season 1, Episode 3: Kill Me Now
Directed by Adam Nimoy, Written by Joanne T. Waters
Air date: October 19th, 2000
“Have you ever been to Fez?”
Season 1, Episode 2: The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton
Directed by Arlene Sanford, Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Air date: October 12th, 2000
I did not realize this until I researched the production details of this episode, but director Arlene Sanford directed three episodes of Nashville, an episode of Friends, and, to my great surprise, nineteen of twenty episodes of little known show The Torkelsons, which I adored as a teenager. The Torkelsons was very successful at creating a believable warmth by way of an unquestionable sense of home and family, which lends itself naturally to the likes of Gilmore Girls.
Pilot: Season 1, Episode 1
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Air date: October 5th, 2000